Thomas Haden Church Biography

Thomas Haden Church Biography
Thomas Haden Church (born on Thomas Quesada June 17, 1961 in El Paso, Texas) is a television actor and cartoon voice actor who started in the entertainment business as a radio personality. A part in an independent film convinced him to move to California to pursue an acting career.


Thomas Haden Church played the part of dim-witted airport mechanic Lowell Mather for five seasons (1990-95) on the NBC sitcom Wings. He worked in television for two more seasons with a lead role on Ned and Stacey opposite Debra Messing. After roles in little-seen films like Tales from the Crypt Presents Demon Knight, 3000 Miles to Graceland and his directorial debut, Rolling Kansas, Church went into early retirement.

At one point, Church was close to landing the part that went to Dermot Mulroney in About Schmidt but didn't get it. In 2003 director Alexander Payne, who had promised Church a part in his next film, cast the actor in Sideways as Jack, the selfish best friend to Paul Giamatti's writer, looking to have one last fling before getting married

Sideways helped provide a comeback for Thomas Haden Church, for which he won an IFP Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male and he was nominated for (but did not win) an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

In 2005, Church was announced to be a villain in Spider-Man 3, the third installment of the franchise is due for release in May 4, 2007. He plays the Sandman.

Thomas Haden Church resides on his large ranch in Kerrville, Texas, and is moderate in his political views.

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